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Sir Edward Spragg


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1661CSORN
A.K.A.Spraggeref:845
FatherLichfield Spragge (d.1645)ref:845
MotherMary Leggeref:845
MistressDorothy Dennis (3 children)HPO
WifeClara Colaert - Married 1654HPO
Last Known Service11.8.1672CSORN
Date of Death11.8.1673TRN2
Cause of DeathDrowningCSORN
Burial23.9.1673 - North Aisle, Westminster Abbey CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1661 CaptainCSORN
29.3.166120.12.1662
Portland (40) 1652-1692
British 40 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
B051
16.5.166427.10.1664
Dover 1654-1695
British 4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
B051
2.11.166425.8.1665
Lion (52) 1658-1698
British 52 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
B051
3.6.1665 Battle of Lowestoft 
25.6.1665 Appointed Knight BachelorB051
26.8.166517.10.1665
Royal James (70) 1658-1667
British 70 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Royal James"
, Unknown, and Commanding Officer
B051
1666 Vice-Admiral of the BlueCSORN
25.2.1665/6626.5.1666
Triumph (60) 1623-1688
British 60 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
, Captain, and Commanding Officer
B051
27.5.16667.6.1666
Dreadnought (58) 1654-1690
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Dreadnought"
, Rear-Admiral, and Commanding Officer
B051
1.6.16664.6.1666Commanded the Prince Rupert's Squadron, Rear Division at the Four Days Battle 
8.6.16663.12.1666
Victory (82) 1666-1691
British 82 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, Vice-Admiral of the Blue, and Commanding Officer
B051
25.7.166626.7.1666Commanded the Blue Squadron, Rear Division at the St James Day Battle 
8.16669.1666
Loyal London (80) 1666-1667
British 80 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral of the Blue,
TRN2
28.12.166721.9.1668
Revenge (58) 1654-1678
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Revenge"
, Vice-Admiral of the Blue, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
29.4.16695.1.1681/82
Revenge (58) 1654-1678
British 58 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Revenge"
, Vice-Admiral, and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1603
8.5.1671 Commanded the English Squadron at the Battle of Bugia 
6.6.16715.1.1671/72
Rupert (64) 1666-1702
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Vice-Admiral,
B051
1672 Vice-Admiral of the RedCSORN
5.1.167211.8.1672
London (96) 1670-1706
British 96 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, Vice-Admiral of the Red, and Commanding Officer
ref:1213
28.5.1672 Commanded the Red Squadron, Van Division at the Battle of Solebay 
aft.6.1672 Admiral of the BlueCSORN
11.8.1672 
Saint George (52) 1622-1697
British 52 Gun
2nd Rate Great Ship
1650 Renamed "George"
1660 Renamed "Saint George"
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue,
BWAS-1603
9.16727.1673
Resolution (70) 1667-1696
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue,
BWAS-1603
1.2.1672/736.2.1672/73Elected a Member of Parliament for DoverHPO
7.2.1672/7311.8.1673
Prince (100) 1670-1692
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Admiral of the Blue,
BWAS-1603
11.2.1672/7323.8.1673Elected a Member of Parliament for DoverHPO
28.5.1673 Commanded the Blue Squadron, Main Division at the First Battle of Schooneveld 
4.6.1673 Second Battle of Schooneveld 
11.8.1673 Commanded the Blue Squadron at the Battle of Texel 


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Posted by Tony Willoughby on Monday 17th of July 2017 15:34

I know that spellings in those days were pretty hit or miss, but in Westminster Abbey his memorial identifies him as Spragge

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